After years of rebuilding, Cashton Football one win away from program history

Can win 1st outright conference title since '98 with win Friday

The Battle for the Ark isn’t the only massive game on the schedule this Friday for high school football. We also have an ultimate showdown for the Scenic Bluffs title between Cashton and Bangor.

Bangor has won seven consecutive conference titles, but the Eagles could be the team to finally dethrone the Cardinals. Cashton has not lost to a Scenic Bluffs opponent this season, so a win at home Friday over Bangor would give Cashton its first outright conference title since 1998.

Cashton’s belief that they could get to this point started last spring when Cashton lost to Bangor by just a final drive touchdown. It was that neck and neck competition that fueled the extra motivation to win it all this fall.

“I think it told the kids that we’re right there,” head coach Jered Hemmersbach said. “We had a lot of guys coming back, and you just saw through the summer, the weight room was packed, kids were excited. It’s a tribute to the kids buying into what we’re talking about a few years ago as we took over the program.”

“It’s really special,” senior tight end/defensive end Lincoln Klinge said. “My freshman year we were at the opposite end of where we are now, and to see how we’ve grown since then, it really means a lot.”

“As freshmen, suffering that 0-9 season, which our closest game I can’t remember–we got blown out every single game,” senior Alec Wall said. “To start there and build this program up to hopefully outright conference champ, that would be the perfect way to cap off this senior regular season.”

Kickoff in Cashton is set for 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15.